Redefining the standard of beauty with the latest skin laser technology

To look well, you have to be well.

That is the beauty standard set by Luminisce, skin care and laser institute that provides premium skin, body, and fitness solutions tailor-fit to every individual’s specific needs. Located in the heart of the city, visit at your convenience and immediately bask in the comfort of a luxurious environment while expecting careful and meticulous skin analyses, state-of the art technology, and individually-crafted services that provide expert treatment and improvement of your skin, body, and overall well-being.

In the age of social media, beauty may seem only skin deep. But in reality, it is not. More than taking a perfect selfie, it is creating that great first impression, having self-confidence, and feeling good that makes one truly beautiful. And sometimes, it is those scars, acne marks, rosacea, and dark spots that weigh one down. In fact, these are the main reasons for having a skin care consultation in a clinic. At last, the solution has been found to solve all of these common skin care problems, and more.

The first use of lasers in medicine was in 1962 to remove tattoos. Half a decade later, laser technology has improved drastically, expanding its use in the medical and cosmetic field to treat a myriad of skin problems. PICOPLUS™ is the latest in skin laser technology that introduces a faster, better, and safer way to remove scars, tattoos, acne marks, and even melasma. It sets itself apart from traditional lasers as it can deliver energy in a fraction of a second! This speed allows fewer treatments with less downtime. And now, world-class boutique dermatology clinic Luminisce brings the country’s first ever PICOPLUS™ platform in the country.

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PICOPLUS™ is a versatile, non-invasive, and US FDA-approved laser that can treat various skin pigmentation problems such as melasma, pigmentation and pigmented lesions, tattoos, acne and acne scars, age spots, freckles, uneven skin tone, and other difficult skin cases that do not respond to similar technologies. It is the most advanced Nd:YAG laser to date. Nd:YAG stands for Neodymium: yttrium-alumunium-garnet, and is a crystal used as a laser medium. The Nd:YAG laser is non-ablative, which means that it can heat tissue without destroying it. It can treat a wide range of skin problems such as spider veins, age spots, freckles, dark spots, and more. Compared to the current Q-switched Nd:YAG nanosecond pulse lasers that have been used for decades, the PICOPLUS™ works in high power, quick, and short 450 picosecond laser pulses instead of nanosecond pulses, as longer pulse durations mean a higher risk of damaging the surrounding tissue and less efficacy in treatment. With short pulses in high energy, the pigment is destroyed into smaller pieces, making elimination faster, producing more visible results in every treatment, and allows for shorter sessions overall. While current lasers deliver results as well, it is still limiting in terms of color density, side effects, lack of power, and pain tolerance for the patient.

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With the efficacy and precision of the picosecond laser, PICOPLUS™ still stands out from the rest as it produces the highest energy (1.8GW) compared to other picosecond lasers. Moreover, it has mastered Asian skin like never before, when previous models only allowed treatment for lighter skin types. Its versatility, offering 4 wavelengths, means that it can achieve far better results as each treatment may be customized depending on the patient’s skin condition. Its effectivity, precision, and reliability make it an exceptional treatment option that meets patient expectations with guaranteed results.

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Luminisce is the first dermatology clinic to bring PICOPLUS™ in the country. Its premium services not only addresses skin care needs, but the patient’s overall health across skin care, physical fitness, and psychosocial well-being. The clinic’s physician, Dr. Kaycee Cuevas Reyes-Bacani, has practiced dermatology in several areas both locally and internationally. She is one of the few in the country to have recently completed a Master of Science in Preventive Medicine at International University in Dresden, Germany that specializes in preventive and regenerative medicine.

Visit Luminisce Holistic Skin Innovations at these locations:

BGC: 2/F Mercury Drug Bldg., 32nd Street, 4th Ave., Fort Bonifacio Global City
Operating hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Podium: 4/F The Podium Mall, 18 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Operating hours: Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Alabang: Unit 5 Bldg. 8 Molito Lifestyle Center, Madrigal Avenue cor. Alabang Zapote Road, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m

For more information, visit https://luminisce.com/

About Luminisce Holistic Skin Innovations

Luminisce is founded by wellness expert and health advocate Dr. Kristina Reyes, an internationally-trained medical professional having completed her Diploma in Dermatology and Master of Science in Clinical Dermatology from King’s College and St. John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guy’s & St. Thomas Hospital in London, respectively. She now specializes in lasers and Complementary and Alternative Medicine, serving as a visiting fellow in hospitals in Singapore and Thailand, as well as having practiced wellness and acupuncture at the Philippine General Hospital. To her, she believes that beauty begins with a balance of the skin, body, and mind. And ultimately, this holistic approach on skin care and wellness is what Luminisce stands for: it is beauty redefined.

Luminisce Holistic Skin Innovations is a developed boutique clinic that aims to provide wellness, beauty, and body care through premium and innovative skin care services. Our goal is to cater towards our patient’s overall health across skin care renewal physical fitness and psychosocial well-being. We provide high quality and private healthcare that is achieved by combined expert knowledge and complemented by the latest and cutting-edge laser technology provided within our simple but elegant facilities to keep you comfortable and pampered.

Your individual beauty is what makes you beautiful. We believe that every person deserves to experience that through wellness inside and out. Years of training and an inclusive perspective towards skin care are the core of our foundations that determine the quality of services we have to offer you. Trained in Dermatology in the United Kingdom, our clinic’s physician has practiced in several areas both locally and internationally; giving us a global outlook as an edge in treating diversified cases of basic to complex skin problems.

Our vast collection of services and products are all designed to bring out the best of your well-being. From laser treatments to anti-aging, skin resurfacing and scar reduction to even lifestyle programs, we promise to offer you the authenticity and experience that will help you achieve that optimum health and all out beauty you want to embody. Glow in radiance by bringing out the beauty that’s always been in you. Redefine your inner beauty.

Who is Dr. Kaycee Reyes?

Wellness expert and health advocate, Dr. Kristina ‘Kaycee’ Cuevas Reyes Bacani, studied medicine at the University of Sto. Tomas Faculty of Medicine & Surgery. She completed her Diploma in Dermatology from King’s College and Master of Science in Clinical Dermatology from St. John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guy’s & St. Thomas Hospital in London. She has also recently completed her Master of Science in Preventive and Regenerative Medicine at Dresden International University in Germany.

Having served as a visiting fellow in Dermatologic Laser Surgery at the National Skin Centre in Singapore, Dr. Reyes specializes in lasers and in Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM). She underwent a visiting fellowship in Dermatologic Laser Surgery in the University of Ramathibodi Hospital – Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. Practicing wellness care, she dealt exclusively with wellness and acupuncture, with the Traditional Medicine Clinic at the Philippine General Hospital. Her recent degree in Preventive medicine also makes her one of the few physicians to have  an internationally-accredited degree in clinical medicine specialized in Well-Aging and Regenerative medicine. Passionate about beauty and wellness, Dr. Reyes makes it a point to attend international conferences to further widen her outlook towards treating diversified skin cases. Through this, her patients are guaranteed to receive only the latest techniques and technologies in the field of non-invasive aesthetic and aesthetic dermatology. She believes that a tailor-fit and individualized approach to managing skin and weight problems is an effective way to take care of her patients.

As an advocate towards health and wellness issues in the Philippines, she formerly directed the ALAGA KA project, a local cause that focuses on helping unprivileged communities to renovate their barangay health centers and include staff training. It has become her mission to educate, inspire, and help people to live happier and healthier lives through encouraging important lifestyle changes.

Vivo Launches Pioneering In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology in PHL with New Flagship Smartphone X21

Extraordinary AI Photography experience set new industry benchmarks for mobile innovation

Manila, 21 June 2018 – Vivo on Thursday released the X21 flagship smartphone in the Philippines to bring users a brand new and futuristic unlocking experience with industry-leading In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. Combined with its FullView™ Display, AI photography and upgraded face recognition technology, the X21 is the ideal mobile partner for the tech-savvy consumer.

Through its continuous research into user needs, Vivo has consistently pursued innovation to solve consumer pain points. Having invested in long-term research and development to overcome the problems posed by mass producing In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, Vivo is finally bringing this secure and intuitive unlocking solution to more consumers. Vivo has also made major technology breakthroughs with its FullView™ Display and AI photography featured in the X21.

Two unlocking technologies to bring double convenience

Vivo has been the industry pioneer of In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology from showcasing its first prototype demonstration to successful mass production. To ensure user expectations for this technology are being met, Vivo has tasked its teams to innovate and perfect this technology on the new X21 to provide a reliable and secure unlocking solution to all consumers.

Vivo X21 replaces the rear fingerprint sensor with the latest In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. This allows the sleek and unified design of the smartphone to be preserved without the need for a rear fingerprint sensor. With mere a flick of the wrist and a press on the screen to unlock, this convenient and seamless process is intuitive for any user.

Other than In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, X21 also offers upgraded facial recognition technology with Face Access which scans users’ facial features for enhanced security.

Impressive FullView™ experience with a screen-to-body ratio of over 90%

Vivo X21 has a 6.28-inch 19:9 FHD+ FullView™ Display. With a super slim notch, and 1.66mm side bezels, it achieves a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio to provide a wider viewing experience compared to other similar-sized phones. Vivo has even enhanced its software to support the notch and developed a notification bar that maintains an immersive experience. Maximizing the beauty of the display, Vivo X21 uses P3 display color management technology and supports a P3 wide color gamut to ensure more accurate, natural and saturated colors.

Taking phone design to the extraordinary, X21 has ditched the metal body for a new 3D glass back cover. Every arc and curve on the back cover are ergonomically optimized to ensure comfort in your hand, with only 3.1mm thick in the middle. More than just smooth to the touch, X21 uses a new color-blending technique, which creates a unique luster that creates its elegant look.

AI Photography Brings a Superior User Experience

X21 continues Vivo’s heritage of photography leadership, featuring 12MP (24 million photographic units) front and rear cameras with Dual Pixel Sensors. The secondary rear camera is 5MP. Thanks to the larger photographic area of each pixel, X21’s camera significantly boosts picture clarity. On top of this, the X21 features fast focusing technology that rivals DSLRs, which enables it to focus fast and capture depth of field data in every pixel.

Vivo X21’s AI Scene Recognition not only identifies night, sports, vibration or back light scenarios, but it can also detect and identify 18 tags and 140 scenarios such as portraits, food and plants as it shoots. It then actively adjusts photography settings and effects to make it easy for the user to capture a great photo.

By upgrading Vivo’s photography technologies with AI, Vivo’s AI Face Beauty and AI HDR features can identify the subject’s sex, skin tone and surrounding lighting environment to create the ideal facial enhancement settings, even in a backlit environment. With AI Face Beauty learning the user’s specific preferences for beauty, it can generate custom beautification effects tailored to each user. Think of X21 as your personal make-over team packed into one intelligent device.

System level optimization enhances mobile entertainment

Hardware forms the basis of any user experience. The X21 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE chip which can effectively utilize CPU resources for complex AI and neural computing. Its 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM increases the speed of launching, loading and switching even large and complex mobile games. With the large storage space, users can go wild downloading all the applications, movies and photos they want without the hassle of clearing space.

While gaming, the system will automatically adjust the CPU to optimize performance according to the game’s resources for a smoother gaming experience. The Game Mode on X21 even prevents accidental touch operations, ensuring gamers only make the moves they intended.

X21 continues Vivo’s Hi-Fi legacy and houses the AK4376A audio chipset. It is also equipped with Deep Field technology, which was developed by Vivo to provide panoramic surround, mega bass, clear voice effects and various environmental audio effects, allowing users to tailor their audio experience.

High-resolution images of Vivo X21 can be downloaded at this link: https://edelmanftp.boxcn.net/v/VivoX21

About Vivo
A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook, instagram, and Twitter accounts.

Vivo partners with Lloyd Cadena, other content creators in Manila for largest creator event

Young fans on May 11, 2018 flocked to the World Trade Center as early as 10 a.m. to catch their favorite creators hours ahead of a creator event held in Manila.

To entertain the crowd with their own brand of humor, young global smartphone brand Vivo tapped online video creators Rozel Basilio, Luigi Pacheco, Jomie Hospital, Arah Virtucio, and Lloyd Cadena during the pre-main show.

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YouTube star Lloyd Cadena delighted fans with his humor and energy.

Vivo’s first segment was a live skit directed by Lloyd and starred by Rozel, Luigi, Jomie and Arah.

For the second Vivo segment, the creators shared their thoughts on the new Vivo V9 and its 24-megapixel AI selfie camera and its 16MP+5MP dual rear camera.

The last branded segment before the show featured the classic game Pinoy Henyo played by the content creators and the winners of the Vivo online contest. The creators then ended the segment with a seflie with the crowd using the Vivo V9.

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One for the books! Top online video creators took a selfie using the Vivo V9 Velvet Red.

After his pre-main program segments, Lloyd dropped by the Vivo booth to meet his adoring fans. Other notable video content creators also visited the Vivo booth and tried each of its station.

The booth featured a Game Station, a Studio Recording Station, and an Open Mic Stage.

The Game Station was where the crowd can use the Vivo V9 as a console while taking a break from the festivities at the World Trade Center.

The Studio Recording Station, meanwhile, was an instant hit to music-loving Pinoys. It was an enclosed room that includes recording equipment. The recording was then published live on Vivo’s YouTube page.

Finally, the Open Mic Stage was a small stage in the middle of the booth where young performers can show off their talents. The stage included a microphone, a bass guitar, an acoustic guitar, a keyboard piano, and a beatbox.

With all these, the Vivo booth at the fanfest became an instant hit among young and up-and-coming online creators.

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook , Instagram and Twitter accounts.

KathNiel thrills fans in their first Vivo V9 Mall Tour

Vivo is one of the top smartphone brands in the Philippines and it recently welcomed to its roster of brand endorsers Ivan Dorschner, Edward Barber, and, Elisse Joson–the other half of the McLisse love team–reuniting with her loveteam partner McCoy De Leon.

They joined love Vivo Philippines power couple Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, lovingly known as KathNiel to their avid fans, who were launched as endorsers of the smartphone brand in September 2017.

Last April 21, Saturday, the two local teen royalties graced the Perfect Shot Perfect View Vivo V9 mall tour and consumer launch held at the SM Mall of Asia. The event was even more special since it was KathNiel’s first Vivo V9 mall tour.

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KathNiel on April 21, 2018, Saturday enjoyed visiting the different booths at the Vivo V9 mall tour in SM Mall of Asia.

Both Kathryn and Daniel are thrilled over Vivo’s newest flagship phone, the V9. A self-confessed selfie addict, Kathryn has always said she loves the V9’s camera.

“I love taking selfies so having a reliable front camera is important [to] me,” she said when asked what she appreciates about V9’s camera features.

“[I like it] that the Vivo V9 has a 24 megapixel AI selfie camera with an AI Face Beauty feature [as these] enhance my natural looks.”

Moreover, Kathryn is excited about the V9’s dual camera. A travel enthusiast, Kathryn can now take flawless shots using the V9’s dual rear camera and make them more interesting by with the special bokeh mode.

Daniel, on the other hand, makes good use of his Vivo V9 when playing video games. With his busy lifestyle, Daniel can relax while playing with the V9’s upgraded Game Mode to create a customized, uninterrupted gaming experience.

“[When I am on my free, relaxing time, there is no problem] blocking message alerts and calls when I am on my phone playing a video game.” Daniel testifies.

Because of the V9’s Snapdragon 626, a powerful chipset, Daniel is also able to experience a smoother performance when playing a video game on his Vivo V9.

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Top stars Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo, also known as KathNiel, take a groufie using the Vivo V9 with Vivo Philippines Brand Director Annie Lim and Myx VJ Ai with the massive crowd at SM Mall of Asia on April 21, 2018, Saturday.

Kathniel, being movie stars are likewise movie buffs. With the Vivo V9’s 6.3 inch Full view display, watching films whether or not they are on the go makes for a better visual experience.

Both Kathryn and Daniel personify the young and hip Filipino demographic that it is why Vivo had no second thoughts signing up the love duo to represent the brand. With the impact of their huge following on and off social media, Vivo is set to earn a surefire top spot in the hearts of smartphone users nationwide.

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Myx VJ Ai with Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, two of the  most sought after stars, during their first mall tour with Vivo

Kathniel’s Vivo mall tour is only one of Vivo Philippines’ efforts to introduce their latest flagship smartphone, the Vivo V9 closer to the smartphone users. The Vivo V9 is an artificial intelligence (AI) selfie camera with a 16 MP+5 MP dual-camera setup.

Much like its predecessors, the V7 and V7+, the V9 also rocks a 24 MP selfie camera that comes with features like AI Face Beauty Natural Light, Studio Light, and Monochrome background which brings selfie-taking with the new Vivo smartphone several notches higher in the quality scale. Selfie-fans will also benefit in the ample phone display of the Vivo V9 as it could improve the overall composition of every photograph taken, with enhanced clarity and definition.

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KathNiel on April 21, 2018 Saturday enjoying taking selfie using their Vivo V9

About Vivo
A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle.  In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook Page, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.  

AI-powered Vivo V9 surpasses 18,000 pre-orders ahead of nationwide launch

Vivo’s newest flagship smartphone, the V9, was yet to be released in authorized stores nationwide, but it had already exceeded pre-order expectations. As of April 5, the Vivo V9 has received over 18,000 pre-orders. The pre-orders started on March 26 after it unveiled the V9 to the press in a summer-themed launch at the City of Dreams Manila on March 22. Due to the unprecedented success of the Vivo V9, additional units will be coming soon to accommodate the growing interest in Vivo’s new flagship unit. Vivo is very grateful to its loyal followers for the continued support. The global smartphone brand assures its fans that it will keep on pushing its boundaries to introduce consumer-friendly revolutions.

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The Vivo V9 gets over 18,000 pre-orders nationwide in less than two weeks.

Known for its cutting-edge and innovative technologies, Vivo is one of the most respected smartphones in the industry. And, it continued to break limits with the release of the Vivo V9. The newest flagship smartphone has elevated its selfie expertise by seamlessly integrating artificial intelligence technology with the 24-megapixel front camera.

The Vivo V9 also features an improved AI Face Beauty technology and over 40 built-in AR Stickers to make taking selfies more fun. The smartphone also has a 6.3-inch FullView™ Display for an unparalleled viewing experience with a 90% screen-to-body ratio.

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Vivo is looking a brighter 2018 ahead as it is the official smartphone of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.

Vivo’s newest flagship smartphone may be filled with features that will make jaws drop, but it did so without sacrificing design. The V9 is a sleek, polished smartphone that comes in Pearl Black and Gold.

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Head to an authorized Vivo shop near you to get experience Vivo V9’s Perfect View, Perfect Shot.

Vivo will begin selling its latest flagship smartphone, the V9, at all authorized stores nationwide on Friday, April 6. The Vivo V9 retails at Php17,990.

Check out Vivo’s official YouTube page for more information:

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.